About PASS

Competence in the business units

Our business units (BU) structure the PASS competencies according to industry sectors. As a result of many years of project experience, PASS additionally offers their own software products and solutions. Due to their modular set-up, all applications can be adjusted to the requirements of the respective customer. This procedure creates individual systems at the price of standard software.

PASS Group

Members of the PASS Group

PASS Consulting Corporation
US-based company that specializes in consulting, software development, and project management for travel and tourism

PASS IT-Consulting Dipl.-Inf. G. Rienecker GmbH & Co. KG
IT consulting, software development and project management

PASS GCA Solution Centre Private Ltd.
India-based off shore development center

PASS Holding GmbH
Holding company, parent company of the PASS group

PASS Banking Solutions Würzburg GmbH
Specialized in projects, IT solutions based on SOA, and MDA for financial service providers

PASS Travel Solutions GmbH
Specialized in IT solutions and consulting for the travel industry

PASS System Management AG
Specialized in IT systems monitoring, maintenance, and enhancement

PASS Banking Solutions GmbH
Specialized in the maintenance, setting up, and enhancing of the main banking system PASS Core Banking Suite

PASS Events GmbH
Specialized in marketing services and event management

Specialized in core banking solutions for private and foreign banks

PASS Digital Technologies GmbH
Specialized in IT solutions for the fast implementation of digital business models

PASS Logistics Solutions AG
Specialized in IT solutions for transport logistics

PASS Global Consulting Alliance AG
Partner network offering worldwide IT consulting and software development

agentes services GmbH
Specialized in IT-Consulting for Savings Banks and the Cooperative Financial Group

agentes solutions GmbH
Specialized in IT solutions for the automation of business processes as well as in risk management

Specialized in app development for iOS and Android


Gerhard Rienecker, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Founder and Chairman of the PASS Consulting Group Company Executive Board

Gerhard Rienecker founded PASS in 1981 after completing his information technology studies. The topic of his thesis became the start-up idea for PASS which has not lost any of its relevance to date: He had the vision of developing individual software at the price of standard software that is based on reusable components. It was the combination of know-how and a vision which enabled Rienecker to form PASS into a globally active consulting and software house with only one objective in mind: Understanding customers and helping them to be successful with quality and innovations that make sense on the technological level. Rienecker is publisher and co-author of numerous books, such as “Building the future with creativity”, “Change as a challenge and opportunity” as well as “Business goes virtual”.

Andreas Rinner, Chief Digital Officer (CDA)

Business Center Manager R&D

Head of Business Units Technologies & Digital Business

Director PASS Digital Technologies GmbH

Biju K. Pothen, Chief Sales Officer (CSO)

Member of the Board
PASS System Management AG


Head of Business Units Public Sector, Health & Telco

Thomas Dudaczy, Chief Partner Officer (CPO)

Member of the Board
PASS Global Consulting Alliance AG

Director &  Executive
PASS GCA Solution Center Private Limited (Indien)

Member of the Board
PASS Logistics Solutions AG

Heidrun Fernau-Rienecker, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)

Head of Marketing
Director PASS Events GmbH


PASS Headquarters, Aschaffenburg

PASS Consulting Group
Schwalbenrainweg 24
63741 Aschaffenburg

Phone: +49 6021 3881 0
Fax: +49 6021 3881 400

PASS Performance Center, Frankfurt

MesseTurm, 24th Floor
Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 49
60308 Frankfurt am Main

Phone: +49 69 668050 0
Fax: +49 69 668050 400

PASS Office, Bad Mergentheim
PASS Banking Solutions GmbH

Johann-Hammer-Str. 24
97980 Bad Mergentheim

Phone: +49 7931 964 0
Fax: +49 7931 964 299

PASS Office, Cologne
PASS Digital Technologies GmbH

Von-Hünefeld-Straße 2
50829 Cologne

Phone: +49 221 99506 0

PASS Office, Seevetal near Hamburg
PASS Multibank Solutions GmbH

Im Alten Dorf
21217 Seevetal (Fleestedt)

Phone: +49 40 36096 0
Fax: +49 40 36096 400

PASS Office, Munich

AGENDIS Business Center
Konrad-Zuse-Platz 8
81829 Munich

Phone: +49 6021 3881 0
Fax: +49 6021 3881 400

PASS Office, Stuttgart

Schlossstr. 76
70176 Stuttgart

Phone: +49 6021 3881 0
Fax: +49 6021 3881 400

PASS Office, Wuerzburg
PASS Banking Solutions Wuerzburg GmbH

Juliuspromenade 64
97070 Wuerzburg

Phone: +49 6021 3881 700
Fax: +49 6021 3881 400


PASS Office, Miami
PASS Consulting Corporation

2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd.
Suite 300
Miami, Florida 33134

Phone: +1 305 269 6975 or +1 305 200 8786
Fax: +1 305 264 6575


PASS Office, Hyderabad
PASS GCA Solutions Centre Private Limited

ILabs Centre, Opp. Inorbit Mall
Plot no. 18, 8th floor, Block D
Madhapur, Hitech City
Hyderabad 500 081

Phone: +91 40 666250 45


Since the founding of PASS Consulting Group in 1981, we have been consulting our customers on how to optimize their business processes and systems. We focus predominantly on the banking and insurance sectors, on travel, logistics, public sector, industries, telecommunications and IT. Our employees work for a better digital world. They combine IT with expertise and they live up to their profession when it comes to consulting and executing complex IT projects. The PASS Research & Development team reviews and analyses trends, evaluates technologies and assesses them within the context of scientific studies.


The business idea
Your one stop solution warehouse. The idea for individual software development at the price of standard software emerged from the thesis "Use of micro computers in operational organization" written by Gerhard Rienecker, founder of PASS. It was the corner stone for PASS Consulting Group.

1981 - 1983

The business concept takes shape, followed by initial projects and PC solutions for customers.


Success and growth lead to geographical and staffing expansion within Germany. The PASS Consulting Center Frankfurt opens its doors. This will also be the location for the PASS Academy which offers a wide range of internal and external employee and customer training programs. PASS becomes a regular host for community events in these spacious premises.


PASS EDV-Beratung is renamed to PASS IT-Consulting Group. Using an english title in Germany emphasizes that PASS is increasingly switching to large accounts and thus to the international arena.

1996 - 1999

The international customer base of PASS keeps growing with new customers especially in the US. The founding of PASS Consulting Corporation with branches in New York and Miami is the logical consequence of this development. At the same time, the company stays on expansion course in Germany opening more branches in Munich, Stuttgart, Düsseldorf and Hamburg.

Software development centers are founded in Hyderabad, India and Würzburg, Germany.


PASS IT-Consulting Group becomes PASS Consulting Group.
The influence of IT on the business processes becomes obvious more and more. IT and management topics really cannot be separated from one another, which is why PASS expands their portfolio by the traditional business consulting. In order to also acknowledge this development externally, the name has again been changed by this small yet significant detail.


The branch concept makes room for a new strategy. PASS is the initiator of Global Consulting Alliance (GCA), a worldwide IT company network. The associated partners offer GCA services in their respective home markets. This way, GCA is able to provide one face to the customer anywhere in the world.


GCA Germany is launched, leading to a continuous increase of the partner network in Germany.


New profile
PASS opts for a new presentation of the entire service portfolio in order to present their entire IT and consulting skills to the market in a transparent way. The new profile basically consists of the four elements:

  • Research
  • Project
  • Software
  • Service


PASS has been on a quality mission with the title "Good to great". The objective is to achieve perfection in customer orientation, organization and leadership based upon expertise and values. These values include honesty, respect, responsibility and independence.

2017 - present

Our mission is to achieve a better digital world. By means of modern technologies we create innovative improvements for our customers. These result in IT-solutions as well as IT-products.

PASS Late Year Benefit 2020 -
We build a school in Africa

Do good together, help for Namibia

Unfortunately, we had to cancel the annual Late Year Benefit 2020 in the Alte Oper Frankfurt due to the current corona situation. But especially in such difficult times, we would like to actively live the charity idea and make a difference together with you.

Education prevents poverty

While we are still doing well – despite current restrictions – isolation is becoming a question of existence for many African states. The economy lies idle, tourists stay away and donations are plummeting massively. Important support programs and projects can only be continued to a limited extent, and this also affects education. A fatal cycle, because a lack of education leads to lower productivity and lower income. Lack of money is therefore both cause and consequence of poverty. For this reason we would like to realize, together with the Reiner Meutsch Foundation FLY & HELP, the construction of an elementary school in Namibia, more precisely in the village of Oroutumba. Oroutumba is located in the north, about 95 km from the city of Okangwati. Currently, a church built for miners and provisionally built tin huts are being used as school buildings. We want to create a better learning environment for the school children.

The Project

The project includes the construction of an elementary school with two classrooms including school furniture and the construction of a kitchen including a dining hall for school meals. Here an example of how it is going to look like:

Current information about the construction of the school in the north of Namibia, in the village Oroutumba

Update 03.05.2022

The school feeding program at the elementary school in Oroutumba has started. In the past few weeks, the first food delivery has arrived on site, so that the school children can now be offered a suitable daily diet in addition to education. While the operation of the kitchen equipment, such as the new freezers, is powered by electricity from solar panels donated by PASS, the food is paid for by donations from our customers, partners, suppliers and staff. Around €25,000 were collected for this purpose through a fundraising campaign initiated by PASS a year and a half ago.

Update 24.01.2022

After a fence was installed around the compound in the past weeks to protect school children and teachers from wild animals, our local partner has now also been able to equip the building with a new solar system. This allows the classroom and dining hall to be sustainably supplied with electricity and lighting in the morning and evening hours. In addition, the refrigerators in the kitchen building can now also be powered, so that nothing stands in the way of regular meals for the school children. PASS invested another €9,000 for the purchase of the solar modules.

Update 14.12.2021

Work on the school building in the village of Oroutumba has now been completed and operations have started in the new classrooms. In order to fortify the somewhat remote area and to provide a safe atmosphere for the pupils and teachers, we decided, in consultation with Fly & Help, to invest in a sturdy fence around the school grounds. It effectively protects against wildlife (it is not uncommon in Namibia for elephants and other larger animals to venture very close to human settlements). PASS contributed another €6,000 for the construction. The next step will now be the installation of solar panels to provide a sustainable power supply for the kitchen area.

Update 23.09.2021

We are happy about the successful inauguration of the school building in the Namibian village of Oroutumba. Unfortunately, the opening cannot be celebrated properly due to corona, but the main thing is that it starts with lessons and regular nutritious food. The school year has already started and the new classroom together with kitchen and dining room can now be used by about 100 students. Our pictures show happy learners and their teachers during the first days of classes.

Update 21.05.2021

The construction site in the village of Oroutumba is nearing completion. In recent weeks, the facades of the buildings have been plastered and the fireplace in front of the dining hall has been prepared. Soon the numerous school children will be able to learn, eat and sleep together here.

Update 27.04.2021

In the past weeks a lot has happened on the construction site in the village of Oroutumba and the work has made rapid progress. In the meantime, the two brick buildings (school building and kitchen with dining hall) are in place and the furniture has also been brought in. Several school classes are now being prepared for their upcoming lessons.

Update 09.04.2021

The construction work has progressed further. In the past few days, the walls were finished, the roofs were covered and the buildings were finally plastered. The floors in both buildings are still missing, but some furniture has already been delivered. For example, the seating for the dining room.

Update 25.03.2021

The construction of the school in the village of Oroutumba has progressed well in recent weeks, as can be seen in our pictures. In the meantime, the foundation has already been laid and the first walls have been built.

In the front part of the third picture you can see the shell of the classroom with dining room. Behind it are the foundation walls of the kitchen. 

Update 05.02.2021

First of all, a big thank you to everyone who donated to our joint project with the Fly & Help Foundation on the occasion of the PASS Late Year Benefit 2020. The amount of donations is overwhelming: in total, more than 25,000 Euros have been collected for the school feeding project.

As a reminder: PASS is financing the construction of the new school including kitchen and dining hall. Almost 70,000 euros were made available for this purpose. The additional donations of 25,000 euros will be used to feed the school children. In purely mathematical terms, 30 euros can provide a child with a nutritious meal every day for a month.

Status of the construction work

After the vacations and a forced break due to Corona, work has now begun on the future school grounds. First, the very rocky ground has to be leveled. In the next step, the workers of the neighboring mine will prepare the rocky ground even further. This work has already begun. The production of the stones for the construction is taking place in parallel in the village of Otjimuhiki. The bricks will then be transported to Oroutumba, because the sand directly on site is not suitable for brick production.

The video shows some of the school children singing thank you.

The photos were taken recently and show the previous school building, children and teachers, and the team's initial planning work on site.

Facts about the project

Project type: Construction of an elementary school
Project plan: 2 classrooms, kitchen, dining hall incl. furniture
Target group: approx. 90 students
Country: Namibia
Place: Oroutumba
Project partner on site: Kaokoland e.V.
Project duration: approx. 3 months

Donation result

25.000 Euro have been donated by our customers, partners, suppliers and the staff of PASS for the later school meals for the children. THANK YOU!

70.000 Euro were donated by PASS Consulting Group for the construction of the school including kitchen and dining hall.

Region & Country

Oroutumba is located about 95 km from the city of Okanguati and 131 km from the city of Opuwo in the Kaokoveld, about 900 km north of Windhoek.

The students there mainly belong to the Ovahimba ethnic group. The Ovahimba are increasingly interested in sending their children to school and the children themselves would like to go to school. The government also attaches great importance to integrating the Ovahimba as an archaic community into the social community, to promoting and educating them.

They are now semi-nomads and one of the last remaining nomadic peoples in the world. Also due to this fact, the schools are not only schools but also social centers where the children live and have to be cared for during school time, since parts of the family or even the whole family with their herds is on the move. An additional aspect is the enormous distances the students have to travel to their homes (possibly several 10 km).

Further Information

Namibia consists mainly of farms and nature parks. It is therefore not easy to provide enough schools throughout the country. The country is not able to do this on its own and is therefore supported by outside help, among others from Germany.

Most of the children also sleep near the school because the footpaths are very long. As long as no additional sleeping rooms can be created, the children have to sleep on the bare ground, covered with rags. This means they are exposed to all kinds of dangers in summer, such as snakes, scorpions and vermin. In winter, temperatures range between plus 5 and minus degrees. And during the rainy season they get wet.

At almost all schools, the school authorities only pay for one meal a day – pure cornmeal. This "food allocation" is not sufficient for the children. A reasonable learning process is impossible with this supply. Apart from the feeling of hunger, the children would clearly be malnourished, which severely impairs their mental and physical development. Our local project partner must therefore intervene to provide support and tries to finance the additional meals at some schools.

In order for a full food supply (4 meals a day, balanced diet) to be paid for by the state, the schools must have a hostel with a sanitary block, a kitchen with a dining room and caregiver accommodation.

Besides the buildings, there is also a lack of suitable teaching materials. This starts with dictionaries for all official Namibian languages. For some of the minority languages, like the language of the Himba or the San, there were no valid dictionaries until now. The Institute for Education and Development is in the process of filling this gap. Without dictionaries, there is no reliable written language and this makes teaching in schools in these languages almost impossible, to the chagrin of the children.

It is very difficult for a child who perhaps only speaks Ochi-Herero to suddenly be taught in English or Afrikaans at school. GTZ (a German Development Organization) is therefore developing primary school books in Namibia in all minority languages, with stories that take place in a world that is familiar to the children.

Many schools in the region do not yet have a fortified building. The children learn in tents or in sheds made of wood and straw. They sleep on the floor.

The school in Oroutumba is located near an old sodalite mine. The church building built for the miners there is used as a temporary school building. The building is now in a very poor condition. In addition, this type of surrender always poses the risk of being used again, so that the school could be disrupted at any time.

Currently, 90 children are taught by two teachers in Oroutumba. The children come from the surrounding villages. Many of the fathers were employed in the mine. Experience shows that the number of students increases rapidly when new school buildings are built.

A tin hut and other temporary huts are used by preschoolers and grade 1 children, the church building is for grades 2 and 3, although this is also just one room that has to be provisionally separated.

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